Robocopters Haul Tons of Stuff in Afghanistan, Return Home Victorious

By Evan Ackerman



In December of 2011, the U.S. Marines took delivery of a pair of Kaman K-MAX helicopters that Lockheed Martin had modified for autonomous cargo delivery. But after the robot helicopters were sent to Afghanistan, we heard nothing more about the program. Until now.


Apparently the testing program was extraordinarily successful, which is good news for the U.S. military’s plan to replace as many humans as possible with robots…. [Read more]